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Windows 7: Firefox 5.0 only Months after Firefox 4.0

24 Jan 2011   #11
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
Well... they've taken so long for 4.0, why not?
In all fairness of Mozilla, FF 4.0 has some really major changes in it compared to 3.6x


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24 Jan 2011   #12
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lost colonist View Post
as long as there is a reduction in the memory usage of ff5 compared to ff4 i don't mind how long it will take.
+10,000
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24 Jan 2011   #13
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

The fox seems to be running awfully fast.
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24 Jan 2011   #14
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I am wondering if anyone has considered the fact that Win7 handles memory differently,
Maybe FF is trying to take advantage of that?
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24 Jan 2011   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Memory FF 3.6 vs 4.0b9

Here is a modified screenshot from my PC (Process Explorer).

Firefox 5.0 only Months after Firefox 4.0-ff-3.6-vs-4.0b9-memory.png

I used the same 10 tabs in both FF versions.
FF 3.6.13 has more add-ons (both versions have NoScript).
FF4.0b9 seems to be using more memory (around 2x in one category).

This would have bothered me on my previous set-up (1 GB RAM).
Since I have 8 GB RAM in my current PC I'm not bothered.

Actually, I'm bothered that I can't use the 8 GB (unless I'm running a 2xVMs).
My normal memory usage is between 1.5 GB and 2.0 GB.


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24 Jan 2011   #16
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Here is a modified screenshot from my PC (Process Explorer).

Attachment 134204

I used the same 10 tabs in both FF versions.
FF 3.6.13 has more add-ons (both versions have NoScript).
FF4.0b9 seems to be using more memory (around 2x in one category).

This would have bothered me on my previous set-up (1 GB RAM).
Since I have 8 GB RAM in my current PC I'm not bothered.

Actually, I'm bothered that I can't use the 8 GB (unless I'm running a 2xVMs).
My normal memory usage is between 1.5 GB and 2.0 GB.
plugin-container.exe which is supposed to prevent FF from crashing on bad Flash videos eats memory like a elephant eats peanuts.

Once FF 4.0 is out of RC mode and released I will turn off plugin-container.
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24 Jan 2011   #17
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Actually, I'm bothered that I can't use the 8 GB (unless I'm running a 2xVMs).
My normal memory usage is between 1.5 GB and 2.0 GB.
Which is normal.

I really don't get it. Unless you are running many VM's (like more than 4) on a modern system today in Win7. You still don't need more than 4G's of RAM. That does depend on what you are doing with that many VM's.

8G's of memory is still a waste on any system that is running only a couple VM's every so often and not all the time, and only for certain tasks that would not necessarily be running Full Blown Application/File Server processes.

Most people still waste more money on memory than any other part of their PC build.

If it's a gaming system that runs a couple VM's every so often?
4G of RAM and a better Video card will go a lot farther than a Mediocre Video Card and a ton of RAM.

8G's of RAM in any system that is NOT running full time VM's, doing actual server related processes, or converting massive video, or processing very large video and/or audio projects, or very large CAD or Paint/art projects,
is a complete waste of money and space.

Your free to do it, but it's not a wise use of resources.
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25 Jan 2011   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
"Inherited" PC

I "inherited" this PC from my friend (he upgraded to a 6-Core AMD).
He was using some sort of CAD program on it and 4 GB didn't "cut it".

I've got my VMs set to:
  • 2048 MB - XP SP3 (32 bit)
  • 3072 MB - Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • 3072 MB - Ubuntu 10.04 (32 bit)
I don't play modern games, so an extra $200 dollars spent on a video card, would also be a waste.

Still I've never really a problem with Firefox's memory usage (even on my 1 GB system).
On at least 2 occasions, I had 150+ tabs open.
It was a bit sluggish to respond to commands though.
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25 Jan 2011   #19
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=yowanvista;1202514]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
As long as there is a reduction in the memory usage of FF5 compared to FF4 I don't mind how long it will take.
Memory usage is not a problem in the latest beta[/QUOTE

Dear yowanvista,
FF was/is known as a resource hog! If you have checked and confirmed for yourself that precious memory(RAM) is either same or less,then that's excellent news!

With 60 bug-fixes to do, heaven knows how long the stable version of FF 4.0 is released! The price of popularity!

The integration of ,for example "Steganos Password Manager" so smoothly, is so appealing in FF, that a wait and candle-light vigil is worth the while! What say?
regards,
DR.Sreedhav
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25 Jan 2011   #20
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Firefox 4 beta 10 & 11 & bug list

There will be two more betas before Firefox 4 ships
Help us finish Firefox 4 — Alexander Limi

They are hoping to resolve most of these bugs before shipping the final.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist...inal%20sw:soft
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